Alexander Woods

November 5, 2023

Experience the charm of Alexander Woods - a community with modern homes, family-friendly amenities, and proximity to top-rated schools and shopping centers
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Nestled amongst the rolling hills and abundant greenery of southwest Wake County lies the established Alexander Woods neighborhood of Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Located just off Avent Ferry Road, Alexander Woods has been one of the most popular communities for families and professionals since homes first started being built in the late 1990s.

Location and History

Alexander Woods resides approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh and just 5 miles from RDU International Airport.

The neighborhood was initially developed in the late 1990s by Newland Communities, as part of Holly Springs' rapid expansion.

The community was designed to attract young families seeking spacious homes near the top-rated Wake County public school system.

Alexander Woods Builders

Today Alexander Woods contains a mix of those original 2-story Colonials and brick ranch homes along with larger custom-built houses constructed in the 2000s and 2010s.

Builders like Savvy Homes, Austin Homes, Mullen Construction and OJS Construction are responsible for many of the more recent homes.


The centerpiece of the community is the Alexander Woods Country Club, featuring an 18-hole golf course, swimming complex, tennis courts and clubhouse with dining.

Winding walking trails connect to the larger Holly Springs greenway system.

Neighborhood Lifestyle

Alexander Woods offers a family-friendly atmosphere while providing easy access to area conveniences.

Outdoor recreation like golf, swimming, walking trails and playgrounds are popular activities.

Home prices currently range from the mid $300Ks for the original Colonials and ranches up to $700K+ for custom homes.

The variety attracts growing families, empty nesters and professionals seeking an active community environment.

Local Dining Near Alexander Woods

Some favorite local eateries near Alexander Woods include:

Casual Dining

  • Backyard Bistro: This neighborhood bistro dishes up American classics in a laidback setting. Don't miss the fried pickles!
  • A&M Café: Stop by this quaint café for freshly baked muffins, soups, salads and sandwiches made from scratch.

Upscale Dining

  • Giorgio's Bistro: For a special night out, enjoy handmade pastas, seafood and signature cocktails at this rustic Tuscan-inspired spot.
  • 55 Steakhouse: Located at the Holly Springs Golf Club, this contemporary steakhouse is known for aged steaks, seafood towers and an extensive wine list.

Popular nearby attractions include Bass Lake Park just 2 miles away, offering hiking, canoeing and serene views.

Holly Springs also hosts summer concerts and a weekly Farmer's Market downtown.

For more extensive shopping and dining options, Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh are approximately 20 minutes away.

Nearby Healthcare and Education

Families moving to Alexander Woods appreciate its proximity to exceptional medical care and schools. Nearby facilities include:

  • Rex Hospital Holly Springs - 5 miles
  • Duke Health Holly Springs - 4 miles
  • WakeMed Cary Hospital - 8 miles

Top-rated schools in the Holly Springs district include Holly Grove Elementary, Holly Ridge Middle and Holly Springs High School.

Location and Accessibility

Alexander Woods lies approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh, providing convenient access to the city. From the neighborhood, the drive is:

  • 12 miles and 20 minutes to downtown Chapel Hill
  • 18 miles and 25 minutes to downtown Durham
  • 15 miles and 25 minutes to Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall
  • 5 miles and 10 minutes to RDU International Airport

The proximity to Raleigh, Durham and the airport appeals to families with commuters. The neighborhood is also just 2 miles from Highway 55 and 5 miles from Interstate 40 for quick access to surrounding cities.

Real Estate Agent Perspective

As a local real estate professional, I highly recommend Alexander Woods for homebuyers seeking an active community environment with resort-like amenities.

Between the golf, clubhouse dining, pools and playgrounds, Alexander Woods offers family fun within spacious homes.

With its proximity to top-rated schools and local conveniences, yet tucked away amongst nature, the neighborhood provides the ideal blend of small town warmth and big city access.

I'd be delighted to schedule a tour so you can experience this wonderful community firsthand!

Listings in Alexander Woods

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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